There was a flurry of excitement,
as she approached the murky “Tunnel”
Up ahead, a gaping, shadowy hole,
marvelling where, that entry would go?
Was there a switch, or a teleport door?
should she stand up, or sit down on the floor?
Psychedelic lights flashing, vividly around
hearing the brrrummms of strange, buzzing sounds.
A soft voice was speaking, up ahead,
“this may take a while, for our journey to end”
A long winding passage beckoned and twisted,
as she encountered a new sensory, existence.
A bright beam glowed, at the end of the tunnel,
it was the gateway of departure of her, times travel.
An instance of silence, as she prepared,
in wonderment about, what lay ahead?
Dad would then give, a nod to Mom,
“here is the exit of the Mersey Tunnel, hold on”
The entry point had begun in gloomy Birmingham City,
finally the exit, into Lancashire landscape, so pretty.
A great place to escape to, to be beside the sea,
it was a countryside haven of nature’s beauty.
These trips she would make when she was a kid,
to visit her aunty, at the seaside, she loved that, I did.
Victoria Healing ~ 5.6.2019
As a young child, I looked forward to travelling from Birmingham, through the Mersey Tunnel to visit my aunty Nett and uncle Bob, who lived in Southport, Lancashire.
I grew up thinking that the Mersey Tunnel was a Time Tunnel and a means of escaping the bleak, city life of Birmingham, into a refuge of endless beaches , country landscapes and the smell of salty, fresh ocean air… and creamy, vanilla ice cream.
Thank you for reminding me David ~
Fast, Furious and Deathly Hallows.
It was also used to film scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).